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Hutchison and Loup called up, Goins to DL, Schultz to Buffalo

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We knew there would be some roster moves after yesterday's marathon.

  • Ryan Goins is going on the DL with forearm tightness, which is likely why he only pitched one inning yesterday. Goins reached 90 on the radar gun. I hate guys getting injured doing something they aren't supposed to be doing on the baseball field, but there wasn't a lot of choice. Odd are he's going on the DL just to give us space for another pitcher. He could have been optioned, but this way he gets his major league pay and service time. Maybe they asked him if he would rather be optioned or put on the DL. I'm thinking there must be some soreness, because I'd rather sent Junior Lake to Buffalo than lose Goins for 15 days.
  • I guess I would have asked R.A. Dickey if he could have floated some knuckleballs, but he just pitched the day before. I wouldn't have been a fan of putting Sanchez or Estrada out there.
  • Bo Schultz gets shipped to Buffalo, after pitching 2.2 scoreless innings yesterday. It must be a funny feeling, pitching when you know that you'll be heading back to the minors. He got into 3 games, pitched 4.2 innings, allowed 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 home run, no walks with 5 strikeouts. I'm sure he will be back.
  • Drew Hutchison gets called up, I'd imagine to give us someone that can go multiple innings, if needed. Ross Atkins did mention him as a possibility for the bullpen. I thought they would want to keep him 'stretched out', in case they needed him to start  Drew has a 2.78 ERA, in 15 starts, at Buffalo. I'd imagine he won't be up for long, but I think he'd be a better choice out of the pen than say Drew Storen.
  • Aaron Loup gets another turn with the big league team. He didn't look good in his last stint up here. He gave up 4 runs, in 4 innings, spread over 7 appearances.  The 2 home runs, both against lefty hitters didn't endear him to fans. But he has only given up 2 hits and no runs in 5 appearances (5.1 innings) since going back to Buffalo.
And in case you missed it, the team released Chad Jenkins (hero of our last long, long extra inning game). I'm sad to see him go, but he's dropped a long way down the depth chart. I wish him the best.

And Mattingly Romanin, son of Jays PR person, Mal Romanin, hit a grand slam for the Vancouver Canadians last night. You can see it here.